On Monday, February 13, 2012 10:39:29 AM ACro wrote:
> Quoting Gerald <email@example.com>:
> > Andrew,
> > I tried to do as you said, I also have windows in a 1TB drive.
> > How ever after shrinking win7-64 and installing Linux on the now
> > extended partition,
> > windows would not boot!!!!
> > On re-installing windows, everythig was set back to "normal" ie no
> > Linux partition
> > just windows.
> > Gerald
> I'm really sorry for this unsuccessful attempt: it seems that your initial
> Windows setting is somewhat different from the one I had. You can try the
> following steps, more respectful toward Windows ;-)
> 1) Create Windows recovery disks using the Recovery manager utility (you
> should find it in your Programs). 2) Use the same utility to remove the
> recovery partitions from your hard disk (don't delete them directly). If
> only the first recovery partition is removed, that's fine (this still
> allows you to create an extended partition in the free space). 3) Now,
> shrink your Windows system partition: use the Windows tool first, which
> you'll find in the Administration tool's disk manager, and see how much
> space you can free. If it's enough for you, go ahead with Debian
> installation. If not, try shrinking it further using Debian installer's
> partitioning tool (in my case, this didn't corrupt the system). The
> difference between Windows' and Debian's tool seems to be the following:
> the first doesn't move the paging and other files, while the second does.
> 4) Install Debian in the free space, creating *logical* partitions. If
> your system won't use the whole available space, just create an unused
> partition to fill the gap: this makes your extended partition to be as
> large as the free space itself, allowing you to use it all in the future,
> if needed. Otherwise, the extended partition will stop at the end of your
> Debian system, making the remaining disk space unusable (if only the first
> Windows recovery partition was removed), or allowing you to create only
> one more - primary - partition, instead of more - logical - ones (if both
> were removed).
> Hope this helps, please let me know.
> Kind regards,
I took the easy way out and phoned Microsoft.
Explained what I wanted to do and they gave me a link to both 32 bit and 64 bit Win7
I am, at his moment, downloading them. I shall then repartition the system and re-install win and then setup the Linux system (I hope).
Thank you for replying.